I fall somewhere in the middle on this. Some seasons I trade a lot. Others, I maybe make one or two deals. Throughout the season I evaluate my roster makeup and sometimes I decided I have to go after a move that I am very sure would make my team better. That is the only reason to make trades.
However, in the draft I often make deals. Sometimes with an eye towards this season, sometimes towards future seasons. Like last year in an initial snake draft of a new keeper league I flip flopped first rounders, second rounders and gave away a 5th rounder for a 10th rounder in order to move up from the #11 spot in a 12 team league to the #4 spot and get Pujols. This move was meant for future season success. I ended up just missing the playoffs.
This season I already had I-ROD on my team (as one of my 5 keepers) and I drafted Joe Mauer when he was the last available catcher that was worth much with the intent to shop I-ROD. Well, another owner really wanted Mauer so I delt him and my fourth and seventh round picks for Boston's closer and his third rounder, sixth rounder and fifteenth rounder.
I always say, only trade when you think it makes you a better team and never turn away a trade that makes you better.
BA 5,HR 9.5,R 4,RBI 6,SB 2,ERA 12,H+S 8,K 11,W 7.5,WHIP 11,TOT 76 pt 3rd